What are Munchkin cats?

Munchkin Information, Pictures of Munchkins

  • First-time cat owners
  • Families with children
  • Singles
  • Seniors

Trademark Traits

  • Short,slightly bowed legs
  • Controversial breed
  • Long and shorthaired varieties
  • Outgoing personality

What They Are Like to Live With

Munchkins are outgoing and playful,and enjoy lots of attention. Because of their mixed breeding,they tend to have a greater variety of personality types than many other recognized cats.

Things You Should Know

Even though their legs are short,Munchkins can still jump up on furniture.

Longhaired Munchkins need frequent grooming to keep their coats from matting.

The breed is steeped in controversy,and many cat fanciers do not believe Munchkins should be bred.

Munchkin History

The modern version of the Munchkin breed was developed in Louisiana in the 1980s. The breed began when a short-legged tomcat named Talouse bred with feral Domestic Shorthairs around the town of Monroe,creating a population of short-legged cat.

By the early 1990s,a group of breeders that had become involved with these cats petitioned The International Cat Association (TICA) for recognition of the breed,which they were calling the Munchkin. Amid much controversy,the Munchkin was recognized by TICA in 1995. The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and the American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA) do not accept the Munchkin breed because of the ongoing controversy centering around its abnormally short legs.

The Look of a Munchkin

The Munchkin is famous for its short legs,the result of a recessive gene. The rest of the cat’s body retains normal proportions.


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by CalamityCowgirl

I'm Debbie Jo.. i can't post pics yet cause i just made this account today because i can use my other email anymore lol...
anyways my babys are....
3 horses
-Sally 4 year old sorrel sabino paint
-Winter 24 year old black TWH
-Sarah 8 year old bay arabian
1 dog
-Gabbie 7 year old siberian husky
1 cat
-Vegas 9 month old siamese lookin lazy boy
6 bunnies
-Uno 1 year old blue dutch buck
-Dutchess 3 year old black dutch doe
-Mocha 1 year old chocolate dutch doe
-Scamper 1 year old sable point lionhead buck
-Ari 1 year old orange lionhead buck
-KuuKuuKaKhew 1 year old broken chestnut lionhead doe
other animals that live here are (belong to my mom and sisters)


Kristin S
Does anybody have a picture of a mini munchkin cat?

Hi Kristin...here are a bunch more photos of Munchkin cats:

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